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Bangladesh factory fire: brands accused of criminal negligence.

Bangladesh factory fire: brands accused of criminal negligence. | In the Name of Shopping | Scoop.it
Improving working conditions in the global garment industry (The Clean Clothes Campaign calls 4 manufacturers 2 sign agreement that requires fire safety in Bangaldesh factories.)...

Via Ethicalista
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Its about time that companies that knowingly employ people to work in these death traps, are finally charged with criminal negligence. The knew this was likely to happen (again) but did it anyway. Profit is such motivator.

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Wal-Mart [LabourStart]

Welcome to LabourStart's special coverage of the struggles for workers' rights at Wal-Mart. If this is your first visit to LabourStart, we strongly recommend that you visit our home page to see what this campaigning website has to offer. To stay in touch with us and become involved in the struggle for workers' rights around the world, please make sure to join our mailing list. Thank you.


Via Networked Labour - One Big Meshwork
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Ah, Walmart, never a shortage of news on what these guys are up to.

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Apparel Brands Are Still Making "Killer" Sandblasted Jeans Despite Bans, Says New Report | Ecouterre

Apparel Brands Are Still Making "Killer" Sandblasted Jeans Despite Bans, Says New Report | Ecouterre | In the Name of Shopping | Scoop.it
Despite voluntary bans by major apparel brands, manual sandblasting is still widely practiced in the largely unregulated overseas denim industry, according to a new report by the Clean Clothes Campaign.

Via Ethicalista
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Voluntary measures, Right!

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How did famous US brands end up in deadly sweat shop?

How did famous US brands end up in deadly sweat shop? | In the Name of Shopping | Scoop.it

In the charred bones of the Tazreen Fashions Ltd. factory, the labels and logos -- sewn and printed in scarlet and royal blue -- beckon from the ashes. Even in ruins, there's no missing that these T-shirts and jeans were intended for U.S. stores and shopping carts, designed as bargains too good to pass up, or stocking stuffers just in time for the holidays and in just the right size.


Via Peta Heinrich
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Tazreen has been in news before for this same kind of thing.

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